Definition of air hostess in English:

air hostess


  • A woman employed to look after the passengers on an aircraft.

    • ‘After stints as a waitress, an air hostess and a grape picker, her broadcasting career kicked off with Radio Merseyside.’
    • ‘Eileen positively promotes the benefits of organ donations and provides inspiration for organ donors, she has a full time occupation as an air hostess but still manages to train 5 days a week.’
    • ‘An air hostess who dragged passengers to safety from a blazing aircraft is to return to Manchester to raise money for cancer sufferers.’
    • ‘It is not really a history of the airline hostess; it is a history of the image of the air hostess, which is something different.’
    • ‘On my flight down from Hamilton on Tuesday morning I overheard the air hostess talking about families to a passenger who was sitting right in front of me.’
    • ‘In 1930, the first air hostess, Ellen Church, flew on an internal flight in the USA.’
    • ‘As an air hostess, she knew the procedure to follow.’
    • ‘‘When I was an air hostess, I had to deal with difficult passengers, those who were drinking too much or having arguments with partners,’ said Nhaid.’
    • ‘His mother was an air hostess, originally from Uzbekistan, who was orphaned in Mecca and, along with her brother, adopted by the British consul in Oman.’
    • ‘Remember what always happens in those aircraft movies: the air hostess lands the plane safely.’
    • ‘‘We were invited on to the flight deck after I had got chatting with the air hostess about my work at British Aerospace,’ said David.’
    • ‘Chris and I managed to get seats together, and I asked the air hostess if there was a quiet place that I could use to give myself an injection.’
    • ‘Steve, who lives in Fleet, informed an air hostess of what had been said but other passengers had already overheard the conversation.’
    • ‘An air hostess who saved a man's life aboard a plane flying at 41,000 ft has received an outstanding service award.’
    • ‘The Sultan took two wives, the second an air hostess with Royal Brunei Airlines.’
    • ‘I wanted to be an air hostess when I was younger, go travelling and that kind of stuff, but I don't think I've ever made it past Aberdeen.’
    • ‘For a number of years, she was an air hostess with British Airways before leaving three years ago to have a child.’
    • ‘Eight flying hours later when the air hostess brought breakfast, his fellow passenger decided to put his new-found Japanese to good use.’
    • ‘His wife Susan is an air hostess at Kansas City Airport.’
    • ‘There is also the fact, as pointed out to her, that if indeed she would not be content with the office life, there are many jobs in travel that might be available other than being an air hostess.’
    flight attendant, cabin attendant, member of the cabin staff
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air hostess